Characterization of the species Malassezia pachydermatis and re-evaluation of its lipid dependence using a synthetic agar medium
Castellà Gómez, Gemma (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals)
Bragulat, M. Rosa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals)
Puig Carles, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals)
Cabañes Sáenz, Francisco Javier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals)

Date: 2017
Abstract: The genus Malassezia includes lipophilic yeasts, which are part of the skin microbiota of various mammals and birds. Unlike the rest of Malassezia species, M. pachydermatis is described as non-lipid-dependent, as it is able to grow on Sabouraud glucose agar (SGA) without lipid supplementation. In this study we have examined the phenotypic variability within M. pachydermatis and confirmed its lipid-dependent nature using a synthetic agar medium. We used a selection of representative non-lipid-dependent strains from different animal species and three atypical lipid-dependent strains of this species, which were not able to grow after multiple passages on SGA. More than 400 lipid-dependent Malassezia isolates from animals were studied in order to detect the three lipid-dependent strains of M. pachydermatis. The identity of the atypical strains was confirmed by DNA sequencing. On the other hand, we have modified the Tween diffusion test, which is widely used in the characterization of these yeasts, by using a synthetic agar-based medium instead of SGA. This modification has proved to be useful for differentiation of M. pachydermatis strains,providing reproducible results and a straightforward interpretation. The finding of these peculiar lipid-dependent strains exemplifies the large variability within the species M. pachydermatis, which involves rare atypical strains with particular growth requirements.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Micologia Veterinària
Published in: Plos one, Juny 2017, p. 1-12



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